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May 14, 2019

How To Style Your Room Like A Pro: Lara’s Top 10 Tips On How To Accessorize Your Room Design

Adding beautiful accessories to your room design is key to creating a finished, personalized, and homey space you love to live in. I love searching for the perfect items to accessorize rooms with. There is definitely an art to styling a room with the most appropriate accessories.
May 1, 2019

Spotlight Thibaut – One of Lara’s Favorite Resources

One of my favorite sources for beautiful, luxury wallpapers and fabrics is Thibaut. Not only are their product designs timeless as well as timely, they come in a great variety of cheerful colors and textures that always bring a smile to my face.
April 16, 2019
knobs and pulls

Knobs & Pulls 101 Class Little Details Make A Big Impact

You know that old saying, “it’s all in the details”? It’s so true when it comes to selecting the hardware for your cabinetry. By hardware, I’m referring to the decorative knobs and pulls you install to open the cabinet doors and drawers.
April 4, 2019
Lara’s Process How To Create A Statement Powder Room

How To Create A Fabulous Statement Powder Room

Wondering what a powder room is? Allow me to elaborate! Typically, it’s the half bathroom located on the first floor of a house near the entrance or front foyer. Since it’s the main bathroom used by guests when entertaining for a brief visit, it does not require a shower or tub.
February 13, 2019
Mudroom Designs

Lara’s Process Designing a Beautiful, Modern Mudroom

Mudrooms are all the rage these days! In the past several years I’ve designed dozens of beautiful and practical mudrooms for client’s homes and they are so much fun to create! Everyone loves how great mudrooms enhance their homes and their lives.
January 26, 2019
furniture layout and floor plan

Lara’s Process Creating The Best Furniture Layouts & Floor Plans

Creating an accurate and functional furniture layout and floor plan that suits my client’s needs is the first, and in my opinion, the most important step in good interior design. It’s one of the first classes I took in design school and a process I really enjoy doing! The furniture layout is the roadmap used to base all my furniture, flooring, rugs, lamps, and subsequent accessories selections from.
January 4, 2019
Designer Pricing

How To Work With A Designer:
Pricing What to Expect & What to Know

Thinking about working with a designer for your home? Good move! Building, renovating, and decorating a home today is expensive, so you want to do it right the first time and avoid costly mistakes. Working with a good, experienced interior designer is a great idea, but it is also expensive.
December 22, 2018
D&D Building

Spotlight: Demystifying the D&D Building

I often get asked…”so what’s the deal with the D&D building?” They want to know if they’re allowed inside the infamous “to the trade only” building in New York City without being escorted by an interior designer or architect. So, here’s the lowdown, not only on access, but on all you need to know about this iconic building. I hope you find it insightful!
December 21, 2018
countertop materials

Countertops 101 Class Lara’s 3 Favorite Kitchen Countertop Materials Plus Bonus Tips!

After renovating and building dozens of kitchens for clients over the past 2 decades, I kinda know a thing or two about countertop materials!
December 20, 2018
custom built-ins

Lara’s 10 Step Process for Unique Custom Built-Ins

Designing and building custom built-ins for clients is a huge part of my design business and I absolutely love creating them! When done properly, custom built-ins look fantastic and are amazingly functional. They maximize storage space and help keep thing looking neat and organized. They can blend in seamlessly with the overall design of the room or make an impactful design statement.